This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia over at The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

For the month of August, MM is being hosted by Chick Loves Lit!

It was a happy, Austen-ish book week for me. :)

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, Daniel Pool

I came across this one at Borders and thought it sounded interesting. Has quite a bit of good information on the period in it.

Jane Austen for Dummies

Another reference on the Regency period but this time solely focused on Austen's works. Very interesting!

George Knightley, Esquire, Barbara Cornthwaite

Another telling of Austen's Emma through the eyes of the hero, Mr. Knightley. This one had some great reviews so I'm eager to get into it!


  1. Lots of Regency goodies there! I hope you enjoy them.

  2. Enjoy your new books. I'm not a huge Austen fan...;')

  3. I need Jane Austen for Dummies! I will be keeping my eye out for that one! I never knew one existed!